Lady and The Track | November 30, 2022

Scroll to top

Top

Home » Derby Culture » Celebrities Give 2015 Kentucky Derby Picks

Celebrities Give 2015 Kentucky Derby Picks

Part of the Kentucky Derby fun is seeing the celebrities and hearing who they like for the race. Like anyone else, some celebrities are experienced handicappers and know their way around a racetrack. Others are experiencing horse racing for the first time. Here are some of the celebrities that walked the red carpet at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2 and revealed their 2015 Kentucky Derby Picks and selections.

Emily West is one of the popular country music artists out there. She said, “I’m voting for War Story because I like the name and no one else is picking that.”

Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Emily West

Emily West likes War Story for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laugher

Katie George, or Miss Kentucky, was on hand. She revealed, “Mr. Z and American Pharoah, I think are the two I’m going to go with. I’m going to bet both, because I think that will just raise my chances.”

Kentucky Derby Celebrities 2015 Katie George

Katie George (right) likes American Pharoah and Mr. Z for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Miss Teen Kentucky Caroline Ford attended for the first time. She had no pick and said, “I can’t decide. There’s so many incredible horses, and this is my first time, so I’m just trying to take it all in.”

Kentucky Derby Celebrities 2015 Miss Teen Kentucky

Miss Teen Kentucky Caroline Ford is undecided in her Kentucky Derby pick. Photo: Casey Laughter

Eric Woods of the Buffalo Bills is “not sure yet” what his bet is, but admitted, “I do like Dortmund.”

Kentucky Derby Celebs Eric Woods

Eric Woods of the Buffalo Bills is on the Dortmund bandwagon for the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Fellow NFL athlete Nick Mangold of the New York Jets likes Dortmund too and said, “I’m keying on Dortmund and the wife likes Carpe Diem. We’re going to be in action on at least two horses.”

Nick Mangold Kentucky Derby 2015

Nick Mangold of the Buffalo Bills also likes Dortmund for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Arizona Cardinals’ Frostee Rucker broke off from the Dortmund trend. Perhaps because of his own name, he picks Frosted.

Frostee Rucker Kentucky Derby 2015

Frostee Rucker of the Arizona Cardinals was sharply dressed on the red carpet and likes Frosted for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughetr

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon chose Itsaknockout.

Warren Moon Kentucky Derby 2015

Warren Moon really likes Itsaknockout for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

NASCAR driver Brian Vickers chose one of the most famous horse of all time, in addition to a current one. He said, “I’m learning about the horses. I love the name Carpe Diem. Yesterday, before I learned all the horses, I picked Seabiscuit, but they said he’s retired.

Brian Vickers Kentucky Derby 2015

Brian Vickers likes Carpe Diem for his name in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Basketball coach Avery Johnson advocated the two Pletcher stars and said, “Carpe Diem, Materiality is a close second.”

Kentucky Derby 2015 Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson’s top pick for the 2015 Kentucky Derby is Carpe Diem. Photo: Casey Laughter

Breaking Bad actor and former entrepreneur Drew Waters enthusiastically replied with “Ocho Ocho Ocho” when asked about his bet.

Drew Waters Kentucky Derby 2015

Drew Waters is a big fan of Ocho Ocho Ocho for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Another Breaking Bad actor Dean Norris replied, “I’m going with American Pharoah with Dortmund. Exacta box.”

Dean Norris Kentucky Derby 2015

Dean Norris confidentaly likes American Pharoah with Dortmund for the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear likes Dortmund.

Governor Steve Beshear Kentucky Derby 2015

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear prefers Dortmund for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Beautiful model Lindsay Ellingson had two selections and said, “I’m going for number 19, it’s my lucky number Upstart, and also Frosted because I was told to bet on the gray horse.”

Lindsay Ellingson Kentucky Derby 2015

Lindsay Ellingson likes Upstart and Frosted for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Nick Lachey, formerly of 98 Degrees, and his wife Vanessa Minnillo Lachey choose Carpe Diem.

Vanessa Minnillo Lachey Nick Lachey Kentucky Derby

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Lachey both like Carpe Diem for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta fashion director Monte Durham used a morning drink to figure out his Derby horse. He said, “I’m picking Frosted. I got up this morning and had a great frosted glass of orange juice … that’s an omen.”

Monte Durham Kentucky Derby

Monte Durham says “Yes!” to Frosted for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Bob Guiney, from The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, hopes for a Giacomo-like result. He said, “Ocho Ocho Ocho. He’s 50/1 odds, but he’s going to win.”

Bob Guiney Kentucky Derby 2015

Bob Guiney is rooting for Ocho Ocho Ocho in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead went with Frosted.

Dannielynn Birkhead Kentucky Derby 2015

Dannielynn Birkhead dressed all in pink likes Frosted for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Josh Groban, a singer-songwriter that regularly makes the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200, selected Ocho Ocho Ocho.

Josh Groban Kentucky Derby 2015

Josh Groban will sing the National Anthem today and watch his favorite Ocho Ocho Ocho in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Photo: Casey Laughter

Surprisingly, not many celebrities chose American Pharoah, while many sided with Ocho Ocho Ocho for the 2015 Kentucky Derby. In addition, Frosted was a popular pick for those searching for a hunch play. Dortmund and Carpe Diem were chosen a lot as well.

Kentucky Derby 2015 Post Positons, Odds, Times

Advertisements